Surviving a Goodbye

Someone within our family just recently passed away. I didn't know them too well. I did know of their life, and the struggles they've had to endure.  Sadly, they left behind a young child. My heart broke at the thought of how young this person was - the particular circumstances of their life wasn't easy. … Continue reading Surviving a Goodbye

reflection

It was a year and a half ago, but I remember looking in the mirror. Tears streamed down my face. My hair was a mess. My clothes were a mess - I think my nursing tank was on backwards. My eyes spoke volumes. I was tired. I was stressed. I was anxious. I was scared. … Continue reading reflection

Speak Up!

After the recommendation was given, I sat in silence. I didn't want to believe what the doctor was saying. I heard both good and bad things, but after all that I've been through, I didn't want to face another failure or painful thing. A couple agonizing months had already passed. I could do this no … Continue reading Speak Up!

365 Days

It seemed so unfair. I was finally making progress with my recovery from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I was finally starting to enjoy motherhood. Yet, I had to leave that all behind and go back to being in the corporate world. It’s hard to believe, but a year ago today, I went back to work … Continue reading 365 Days

The Last Words

The memory of that day will always be indelible.  The time following it remain charred and broken. When we said good-bye, we had no idea that it would be our last. It happened so long ago. The day began with such tension.  The reasons for the arguments were nothing but normal things between mother and … Continue reading The Last Words

A Mommy Story: Preparing for Motherhood

The first Mommy Story post for this year is from Seema. Unforeseen circumstances led an expecting Seema to face motherhood without much support. With careful planning, she was able to build a foundation to help her and her children. Preparing To Give Birth Going through the process of procreating is challenging for most women. Managing … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Preparing for Motherhood

Mommy Story: Losing Miu

Losing a child is never easy. In this post from the Mommy Series, Mayumi talks openly about the loss of her infant daughter, Miu.   When I found out that I was having triplets, I was ecstatic to hear that one was a girl. I could not wait to have her. From the moment I … Continue reading Mommy Story: Losing Miu

A Mommy Story: Silently Suffering with PPD 

Every Mommy has a story. This is my opportunity to recognize these Moms and their experiences. In this post, we learn about Melissa, who did not know she was suffering from Postpartum Depression. I don’t think I can say that I was prepared for my labor. I wish I knew that there were so many … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Silently Suffering with PPD 

Trigger Points

The primary reason I started blogging was because I wanted to help others. I wanted to let others know about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I needed them to know that they weren't alone, and recovery was possible. This blog gave me a new purpose. It provided a way to give back that was meaningful and … Continue reading Trigger Points

Postpartum: When Does it Get Better?

Another post for Maternal Mental Health Week! Today is #SayitSaturday! I thought it was fitting to also use the Daily Prompt, "Better", and tie it all in. Anytime you find yourself in a tough spot, you always wonder, "When will it get better? When will this all be over?" This is so true when you're … Continue reading Postpartum: When Does it Get Better?